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Late Medieval - Tudor period silver gilt gemstone ring


Code: 12203

This is a nice late medieval - early Tudor period ring, dating to the late 15th - early 16th century AD. The ring is set with a dark pink table cut and faceted glass, imitating a ruby. The bezel is sculpted with a sexfoil-cusped setting. The ring is a nice example of transitional type as painted by Gerard David's Portrait of a Goldsmith (Vienna), c. 1500, where he holds a cylinder roll of cusped rings.  Or see CAMHER-961244 for the type. It is in good antique condition, the gem in my opinion is likely a later replacement.

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Late Medieval - Tudor

DATE: c. 1450 - 1550 AD

MATERIAL: Silver and glass

RING SIZE:  7 1/2  (US)     P  (UK)

SIZE: 23mm x 19mm x 5mm (bezel 11mm x 10mm x 4mm)

WEIGHT:  3.9 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly the property of a collector, Bruges. Belgium